Antitrust regulation

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, file photo, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen speaks at the Justice Department in Washington. On Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, Jepsen and 45 of his colleagues sought to expand a federal antitrust lawsuit against generic drugmakers to include more manufacturers and medications, as well as senior executives at two companies. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
October 31, 2017 - 3:27 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's attorney general and 45 of his colleagues are seeking to expand a federal antitrust lawsuit against generic drugmakers to include more manufacturers and medications, as well as senior executives at two companies. Led by Connecticut, the states sought a federal...
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October 20, 2017 - 9:39 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — BMW said Friday that European Commission staff conducted an "inspection" at company offices in Munich earlier this week in connection with news media allegations that German carmakers colluded on technology including diesel emission controls. BMW said it was assisting the...
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September 19, 2017 - 8:52 am
Walgreens and Rite Aid have finally devised a combination of the nation's largest and third-largest drugstore chains that will get past antitrust regulators. The companies said Tuesday that they have Federal Trade Commission clearance for a slimmer version of a store-purchase agreement announced in...
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September 04, 2017 - 7:36 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union anti-trust regulators have approved Germany's plan to provide troubled low-cost carrier Air Berlin with a 150-million-euro ($179-million) loan. The European Commission, which polices EU state aid rules, said Monday that the loan "will allow for the orderly wind-down...
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August 22, 2017 - 8:21 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's anti-trust watchdog said Tuesday that it has launched a probe into German chemical maker Bayer's planned acquisition of U.S. seed and weed-killer company Monsanto. The European Commission, which polices competition in Europe, said it has concerns that the merger...
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July 23, 2017 - 4:30 am
MADRID (AP) — The city of Madrid has asked Spain's anti-trust watchdog to investigate whether Uber's new airport transport service violates fair competition laws. Uber, the San Francisco-headquartered mobile ride-hailing service, offers rides from 15-29 euros ($17-$34) from Madrid's airport to the...
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Kim Sang-jo, an economist, talks with reporters after a press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Kim has advocated for shareholder rights and reforming chaebol, the family-controlled big businesses that dominate South Korea, President Moon Jae-in has named the long-time shareholder rights advocate to lead the country's antitrust regulator. (Jeon Shin/Newsis via AP)
May 17, 2017 - 4:40 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's new president named a long-time shareholder rights advocate to lead the country's antitrust regulator, as the new administration took a step Wednesday toward reining in big businesses. Kim Sang-jo, an economist who has advocated for shareholder rights and...
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April 25, 2017 - 6:36 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's competition watchdog says investigators have launched surprise inspections at a number of Swedish mobile telecoms companies amid concerns over a possible cartel. The European Commission said that Tuesday's inspections are a first step in the investigation of...
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April 07, 2017 - 4:49 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's anti-trust watchdog is investigating whether German plans to set up an emergency reserve power system comply with state aid rules. Germany wants the strategic reserve as a buffer in case of shortages as it shifts to low carbon and environmentally sustainable...
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April 05, 2017 - 5:26 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union regulators have blocked the proposed takeover of Cemex Croatia, a cement maker, by Germany's HeidelbergCement and Schwenk, saying it would have significantly reduced competition. The EU's antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager, said Wednesday that "we had clear evidence...
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